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Sethan's Alessi, Part 2 (「セト神」のアレッシー その2 "Seto-shin" no Aresshī Sono Ni)[1] is the thirty-third episode of Stardust Crusaders, the ninth episode of the Egypt Arc, and the fifty-ninth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers most of Chapter 207 through Chapter 209 of the manga.

Summary

Alessi attempts to drown Polnareff in the bath, only for his bodily instincts to save him at the last second. Discovering that Alessi had used his power to turn the woman into a fetus that will die in a short amount of time, Polnareff attempts to escape with her, turning even younger every time he touches Sethan's shadow. Driven into a bedroom, Polnareff, using a mirror to hide himself, manages to get the drop on Alessi, who soon winds up in front of Jotaro. Alessi manages to hit Jotaro with Sethan's shadow, only to find that even as a kid, Jotaro is still powerful and ruthless, as he knocks Alessi out, undoing the age curse on both him and Polnareff, who exact their revenge. Relieved to find the woman is back to normal as well, Polnareff decides to keep his identity a secret from her before he and Jotaro reunite with the rest of the group. Creating another spirit photo, Joseph determines the location of DIO's hideout: Cairo.

Appearances

Characters

Stands

Manga/Anime Differences

  • Added a scene where the Crusaders have their lunch, and Joseph uses Hermit Purple to take a photo of DIO's mansion.
  • The anime adds a scene of kid Polnareff losing his earring.
  • The anime gives more details about the kid version of Jotaro.
  • The anime adds a scene where Silver Chariot and Star Platinum smile before punching Alessi.
  • In the anime after Star Platinum and Silver Chariot's dual barrage, Alessi is seen being launched skyward into oblivion.

Commentary

The second part of the fight against Alessi. Yasufumi Soejima is in charge of the storyboard which guarantees an episode of exceptional quality.

Alessi doesn't seem to think like a fighter, he's more the kind who rushes headfirst into the fray. At least he gives us some great funny faces. That said, his Stand itself has a particularly formidable ability. I think it compensates how ridiculous the User can be.

Even as a child, Polnareff manages to be featured with poop again in a scene. He's also walking around with his jewels out. He's really one filthy guy. (laughs).

Like in the manga, there's this homage to The ShiningW, a psychological horror style film. But with Alessi's personality, most of the scenes can also be viewed in a funny point of view. The balance between horror and comedy is truly astounding, and it reminded me how fascinating a medium JoJo can be.

At the end, we follow a painful separation between Malèna and Polnareff. The earring he's lost will suddenly come back in the next episode.

Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 STORY -TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 スターダストクルセイダース』公式サイト

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